Hi, I'm new here and looking for a bit of info.
My motoring passion is bikes, I own a 2000 Aprilia RSV Mille. It's time for a new car though, I had a 2004 Jag X-Type 2.0 which I've had nothing but hassle with and finally sold it privately. I also own a very good example of a 1991 Vauxhall Calibra 2.0 8v and I have been a member over at ClubCalibra.net for some time now.
Anyway, introductions aside, I'll cut to the chase as it were.
I've decided on a Vectra CDTi. Was looking at a 1.9 SRi 150, but a 3.0 V6 CDTi has come up for sale at a local dealership.
It's a silver 2004 with 28,000 miles on the clock, one previous owner, FSH, yadda, yadda, yadda......
I've done some research on these cars online, and it looks like a more attractive proposition than the 1.9 for me personaly.
I wanted to get some info on these cars from you guys, what to look for when buying, what spec comes with these models as standard etc.
Also, not having previously owned a diesel car before, I was surprised to see that this one had covered just under 28,000 and was a 2004. Is that anything to be concerned about, or does the very fact that its a CDTi mean that its likely to have a higher mileage on it than its equivelent petrol counterpart?. From what I've seen of others of the same year and model on various dealer websites, they all have a similar mileage at that age, indeed, some have even higher miles on the clock.
Finally, this is retailing at £10,999. Is that a reasonable price?.
The dealer assures me that if I leave it too long, this car wont be there on the forecourt as they are very sought after and dont hang around when put up for sale. Could be just a sales pitch, I'm not sure.
Thanks for any advice in advance.